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1.  Short Term Accommodation
2.  Air Travel
3.  Land Transportation
4.  Household goods
5.  Furniture (Storage and purchasing)
6.  Vehicle purchase
7.  Departure
8.  Spousal Recruitment
9.  Migration & Visa Assistance
10. Cleaners
11. Financial
12. Insurance
13. Movers

_   Be ruthless!  Go through each room and decide what to get rid of.
_   Start planning a yard sale or contact your local charities.
_   Find out whether your employer is paying for any moving expenses if any
_   Contact moving companies for estimates and information.
_   Make an inventory of everything to be moved
_   Open a bank account in your new location and change currency if necessary
_   Cancel all newspapers and services at your previous location
_   Contact a real estate agent in your new location so they can begin searching        for your new home or rental property
_   Cancel or transfer mobile and telephone numbers
_   Make sure your passport is valid
_   Collect everything you have loaned out and return everything you have                  borrowed
_   Start pulling together medical and dental records
_   Schedule disconnection of utilities at your old home and connection at your        new one
_   Make hotel and airline reservations if you need them
_   Get children’s school records
_   Find a cleaning service that will do a final cleaning of your home
_   Transfer or close bank accounts at previous location
_   Remove all jewelry and other valuables to a safety deposit box or other safe          place to prevent loss during the move.
_   Check into storage options for those items you cannot move immediately and      may need to store temporarily
_   Make back-up copies of important files on your computer before packing it up
_   Separate cartons and luggage you need for personal travel
_   Pack a special box with essentials you’ll need for the first few days (Make              sure this box is marked ”Do not move”)
_   If you have children or pets, arrange for someone to look after them during          the move
_   Pack cleaning materials and tools separately
_   Arrange for you mail to be forwarded
_   Make a final check of the entire house (basement, closets, shelves, every              room)

Relocation  Checklist